Tuesday 16 January 2018

Entire Oireachtas needs an overhaul

Some people are advocating the abolition of the Seanad. I think the time has come for the overhaul of the whole Oireachtas.

We need our TDs to formulate government policies, ministers to lead their departments and not be encumbered with parish-pump demands. We would need fewer TDs and fewer constituencies.

The Seanad could be used by ministers, or the Taoiseach himself, to nominate people to take charge or oversee and advise the different departments -- experts in their fields.

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